Hornblower cruises 920
4.4 / 5 Rated by 495 members
Review from Annette Mann
Red Velvet 229 events 202 reviews

We only saw one lazy whale who gave us a half dozen spouts and a couple of half hearted tail flips, but ship staff were informative, friendly and eager to please. The late afternoon views of downtown San Diego made the trip worthwhile.

reviewed Feb 09 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Rita the Dog
Red Velvet 159 events 64 reviews

I was okay with the idea that we might not see whales but would at least have a nice cruise. Boy was I surprised! We soon found a small pod of three whales. At first we mostly saw them spouting and rarely saw a fluke, but soon enough we saw...continued

reviewed Feb 11 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Don Moore
Red Velvet 69 events 38 reviews

Wonderful experience!

reviewed Apr 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Anne S.
Red Velvet 52 events 11 reviews

My husband and I took our 15-yr.old daughter and several friends of hers. We had a wonderful time and saw at least 6 whales and numerous dolphins. The on board volunteers were very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful...the captain even came around...continued

reviewed Jan 01 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Mark Haines
Red Velvet 20 events 9 reviews

Comfortable boat and knowledge crew and helpers

reviewed Jan 31 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Mary Guerrero
Red Velvet 39 events 5 reviews

It was awesome! We saw the whales spouting water and arching their humps and flipping their tails. Volunteer whalers on board were available for any questions and helped with spotting the whales.

reviewed Dec 30 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from Vonnie Jordan Sheadel
Red Velvet 5 events 4 reviews

We had a wonderful experience. We saw several grey whales and perhaps a couple of dolphins in the distance. The crew was very informative and the ship was comfortable. We didn't have any trouble with sea-sickness. I would do it again!

Just so...continued

reviewed Feb 22 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from Dusty
Red Velvet 3 events 2 reviews

I enjoyed the cruise a lot. I found it very relaxing, interesting, and could not believe the difference in the air once we left the harbor. In addition to being able to watch the whales and dolphins, informational presentations were available on...continued

reviewed Jan 13 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Lisa Rothstein
71 events 42 reviews

Fabulous! A really amazing and awe-inspiring experience. We didn't see much at first and I understand that some trips are duds because the whales can't be forced to make an appearance. But after an hour or so of evasions and frustration we were...continued

reviewed Jan 29 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Abraxas
51 events 31 reviews

It was fabulous! -- turned out to be a beautiful, perfect San Diego day. We saw about 6 grey whales (3 moms & 3 babies) --- but the REAL event was the hundreds & hundreds & hundreds of dolphin. I have done a lot of sailing through the years,...continued

reviewed Mar 18 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Bill S
46 events 31 reviews

The trip was very enjoyable. The captain would turn the boat around so everyone would get a chance to see the whales.Dolphins swam by the boat also.The youngest member got some good pictures of the whales and dolphins.

reviewed Dec 26 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Bill S
46 events 31 reviews

This is the second time I have been whale watching this whale watching season.My sister and friend from New York are visiting and wanted to go.We were very lucky as we got to see at least four whales.

reviewed Feb 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Patrick Higle
45 events 29 reviews

Great way to get away for 3 1/2 hours. A bit windy and the seas were choppy, but we saw several whales. Would have been a bit on the expensive side if you had to pay full price at the ticket window, but Goldstar makes it a great value!

reviewed Mar 05 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Barbara Blash
47 events 27 reviews

Saw several whales at a time, pretty consistently, throughout the
3 hour tour. Roving Natural History Museum docents onboard
provided additonal info to both adults and kids.
Very informative and enjoyable outing!

reviewed Jan 20 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Jose Garcia
29 events 24 reviews

It was a very relaxing cruise. Very calm waters. Didn't get to see any whales just dolphins & sea lions. Complimentary tickets were given out because no whales showed up.

reviewed Apr 21 2015 report as inappropriate
Review from Lorraine McCarthy
52 events 20 reviews

I must confess I was not pleased with this cruise, except for my Floridian friend's presence. He helped me walk across the floor when waters were a bit rough. We viewed only a few whales, and always far away! I took many photos with my Smartphone;...continued

reviewed Jan 09 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from lynn mitchell
34 events 20 reviews

Second time we have watch whales and like it more each time.
Suprised that we got a comp photo package. What a great way to end an enjoyable aftenoon.

reviewed Mar 12 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Elsa Bandich
40 events 19 reviews

This is a must see for any local or visitor. We actually saw whales and dolphins. Fun for all

reviewed Jan 29 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Linda Lee
110 events 19 reviews

This trip was one of the best whaling trips we have been on. The captain of the boat was terrific finding the whales and dolphins, and was extremely informative. In addition a number of whale naturalist volunteers from the San Diego Natural...continued

reviewed Dec 20 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from t.s.
33 events 16 reviews

I loved this excursion. The weather was great for a cruise. While we didn't see any whales, we did see thousands of dolphins. It was like the sea was bubbling with dolphins. It was awesome. I paid with an amex card so I received a comp photo...continued

reviewed Mar 20 2008 report as inappropriate
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